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...And it's a shame to end this way
on 1 February 2002
This could've been a great album to crown a great career. But, as ever, with greatest hits collections, there are some good tracks, some great tracks, and some that you can just skim over. Yes, it should be noted that all their singles are represented here. However the cloying rhymes of 'Alluring' and 'Turin'(500) makes me cringe. I would've liked to have seen 'Scarlet' make it on here, as well as 'Undertow'. Possibly if they had been bolder they could have dispensed with 'Single Girl' in favour of 'The Childcatcher'. And why is 'Love at First Sight' added? If they wanted a b-side try 'Starlust' (also an album track) or the gorgeous 'Astronaut'.
Nevertheless, as an introduction to the band it does chart their steady progression from indie Valentine wannabies to a true pop goup.